Public tree-planting event

Arbor Day Foundation planting

A tree-planting demonstration sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Tree Campus USA” program will take place on October 3 on the east side of the Coors Events Center. The demonstration, which is free and open to the public, begins at 10:30 a.m. with a check-in for student volunteers. A ceremony and press conference takes place beginning at 11 a.m., featuring speakers Sean Barry (Arbor Day Foundation), Alan Nelson (CU-Boulder Outdoor Services), Dave Newport (CU-Boulder Environmental Center), Keith Wood (Colorado State Forest Service), and Steve Thweatt (CU-Boulder Facilities Management). At 11:30 a.m., volunteers will plant 35 Gambel oaks. 

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CU-Boulder has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA for its excellence in tree management, meeting the program’s five requirements: convening a tree advisory committee, creating a tree care plan, implementing a tree program, holding an Arbor Day observance, and offering a service-learning project.

Alan Nelson from Outdoor Services will also lead two public tree walks in conjunction with the Henderson Natural History Museum, educating participants on the history and significance of the campus’s trees. The walks, which are free, start at the south entry of the Henderson Museum at 5:00 p.m. on October 2 and 3. Participants do not need to register ahead of time for the tree walks, but should wear comfortable walking shoes.

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